- Ear Worm: The loop from "Ghost Rider" will never leave your head. Ever.
- Epic Riff: "Ghost Rider", "Rocket USA", "Johnny," etc. Endless repetition guarantees you won't forget them soon.
- First Installment Wins: The debut album has the most favorable reviews.
- Nightmare Fuel: A lot of their songs fall into this, but "Frankie Teardrop" definitely qualifies. The two-note riff distorting slightly as it goes on (for ten minutes) is bad enough, but when Alan Vega starts letting out those blood-curdling screams? Some have called this song one of the most frightening songs of all time.
- Older Than They Think: A lot of people were surprised to learn that Alan Vega turned 70 in 2008. That would have made him almost 40 when the band's first album was released.
- Sampled Up: "Ghost Rider" is the basis for M.I.A.'s "Born Free". The youtube video of Martin Rev performing with M.I.A., predictably, has a lot of comments asking who's the old guy who can't play the keyboards properly.
- Signature Song: "Ghost Rider", "Frankie Teardrop", "Dream Baby Dream".
- Vindicated by History: In the 1970s, Suicide were booed off many stages for their alienating songs and aggressive performances. Those songs, however, wound up inspiring many bands in what became Post-Punk, Industrial and Synth-Pop, not to mention giving a whole new perspective to Electronic Music.
YMMV / Suicide